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Nov 1, 2013 10:30pm EDT
nsa who helped develop some of the early technology being used in the data collection programs. >> he says 9/11 was a turning point for the agency. he left his job just weeks after the attacks, and became a whistleblower. >> with 9/11 everything changed here. some of them said this is a gift to nsa and what it meant was now we can just about get any kind of budget we want and build our nsa so much larger and get so many more contracts and so much more money and do so many more things and that's exactly what they did. >> when you actually have even private conversations with members of the agency, what you hear is 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11. >> general alexander, can you give the best argument for how these programs actually work to protect americans? 9/11. connecting the dots. we need programs to connect the dots. >> but it didn't stop 9/11. is there a case where it did work? >> we didn't have the programs, >> i imagine there are some people who are so frightened, who are so scared that they feel that whatever the government might do including denying them their ow
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Nov 2, 2013 1:30am EDT
easier today than it was back then because of technological advancement. so, we've created what edward snowden has called the "turnkey totalitarian state." it's not quite totalitarian yet, but all you have to do is turn the key and it would be. yber pass yber >>> the man behind the murder - we'll tell you about the man who authorities say opened fire at lax airport, and why he contacted his family beforehand. >> targetting the taliban - this man was the most wanted man in pakistan. a u.s. drone strike killed him. more on the operation and why the c.i.a. was coming for him. >> plus, day of the dead. astech and catholic rituals come together as families celebrate their loved ones.